Alabama Retail Association Names 2014 Officers and Directors

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association has completed its slate of officers and board of directors for 2014. Their terms of office began Jan. 1.

The officers for 2014 are:

Chairman: George Wilder, president, The Locker Room, Montgomery and Auburn;
Vice Chairman: Frederick W. “Ricky” Bromberg, president Bromberg & Co. Inc, Birmingham;
President: Richard E. “Rick” Brown Jr., Alabama Retail Association, Montgomery;
Treasurer: Bob Akers, vice president, Davis Direct, Montgomery;
Secretary: Virgie Todd, Montgomery.

Wilder, Bromberg, Brown and Akers serve as Alabama Retail’s executive committee along with Immediate Past Chairman Dianne Wammack of Birmingham and Jacob Shevin, owner and president of Standard Furniture in Alabama and Tennessee, who is the executive committee designee.

The other 2014 directors for the Alabama Retail Association are:

Ex-officio directors, who include past presidents and chairmen, are: Rodney Barstein, Simply Fashion Stores, Birmingham; Jerry Beasley, Beasley Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ozark; Darrell Bourne, Ragland Bros. Retail Cos. Inc., Huntsville; Peter V. “Greg” Gregerson Jr., Gregerson’s Foods, Gadsden; Ken Hubbard, Western Supermarkets, Birmingham; Mayor Claude “Bud” Kitchin IV, Lincoln; Bobby Little, Rite Aid, Tuscaloosa; Jimmy Ray Smith, Jimmy Smith Jewelers, Decatur; and Dianne Wammack, Cameras Brookwood, Birmingham.


The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Our 4,000 independent merchant and national company members sell food, clothing, furniture and other general merchandise at more than 6,000 locations throughout Alabama. Alabama Retail promotes what is best for the retailing industry in Alabama and has been doing so since 1943. From legislation to education, through communication and member services, Alabama Retail members benefit from the value of membership in their association. Retail works!

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